Great article on anti-plagiarism strategies for teachers. The article identifies reasons students plagiarize in their writing as well as provides ideas to prevent and detect plagiarism in student writing. Several resources available for purchase are listed if teachers would like to obtain more information.
Plagiarism: This article offers information on why students plagiarize, ways they may plagiarize, as well as ways to inform students about the dangers of it and ways to avoid it. I would use some of the suggestions to make assignments clear and reduce plagiarism by providing a list of specific topics or requiring an annotated bibliography.
Ideas may coincide, but plagiarism is a direct theft of original information. If you copy someone's thoughts, properly attribute the authorship to avoid becoming an anti-hero of such scandalous plagiarism cases.